Zhenghong Tang is an assistant professor in the Landscape Architecture + Community and Regional Planning Program in the College of Architecture at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a courtesy assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources, a faculty fellow in the Water Center and the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also a research fellow in the Environmental Planning and Sustainability Research Unit in the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Tang’s major research interests address the environmental planning theory and methodology. His overall research focuses on the integration of local land use planning tools with strategic environmental management and hazard mitigation. Three primary research categories are active in his research agenda: (1) Planning for uncertainty theory and plan evaluation methods: He is interested in developing local jurisdictional land use planning decision making theory for long-term, uncertain, strategic environmental/hazard challenges, such as climate change response and hazard mitigation. He also aims to further improve the statistical methods in plan evaluation and plan implementation process’s reliability examination. (2) Integration of new geospatial technologies in environmental planning: His research extends to the integration of new GISciences, emerging social media/network tools, and increasing usage of mobile electronic devices, to engage local communities in environmental planning, hazard mitigation, and sustainability education. (3) Net-zero energy-water-waste community planning: His collaborative research covers three “Net-Zeros” initiatives: Net-Zero water, waste and energy community planning. His research essentially concentrates on how local land use planning tools and policies can help communities reach these long-term initiatives.
He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Environmental Planning and Policy, GIS in Environmental Design, Environmental Impact Assessment, and Planning Theory. His research and teaching interests also cover: land use planning, quantitative methods and GIS analysis, and international (China) planning.
For more information, please visit his personal webpage: www.unl.edu/ztang2